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LG V40 ThinQ will be unveiled on October 4, ahead of Google’s Pixel 3

October is going to be a busy-busy month in terms of smartphone releases. And as it turns out, the first company to unleash a new flagship phone is going to be LG.

The Korean phone maker just announced it will be hosting an event in Seoul, South Korea on October 4 to unveil the V40 ThinQ. The invitations to the release party have been sent out and LG also rolled out a 10-second video to tease the new camera on  [Read More…]

Google’s Inbox app days are numbered

Fans of Google’s innovative email app Inbox will have to look elsewhere in the coming months. The good news is, you have until March 2019 before you have to switch to Gmail or another app. Just another case of Google killing off an app or service, Google giveth and Google taketh.

Inbox began as an email experiment nearly four years ago for Google. It was created to test out innovative features and give users a new way to interact with  [Read More…]

Google’s Chrome browser gets a new look and features as it turns 10

Google’s Chrome browser turned 10 over the weekend and to mark the event, the developer team has announced a big update that brings a new look and a few other improvements.

Chrome usually gets updated every six weeks, but on the browser’s 10th birthday, Google is going the extra mile in the enhancement department.

The new update will be coming your way today and will be visible on all platforms including desktop, Android and iOS. Here’s what you can expect.

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How Google’s rumored ‘Campfire’ dual-boot Chromebooks may burn Microsoft

If the rumors are true, Microsoft is in trouble.

Seven years ago, Google began an assault on Windows PCs with its cloud-centric Chromebook PC alternative. Google’s leveraging of a more secure, easier to manage, and more affordable “PC” positioned Chromebooks for market success. Despite this success, however, Chromebooks’ global market share still pales in comparison to Windows PC’s seemingly indomitable presence.

Google remains committed to an unrelenting multifaceted assault on Windows PCs, in an attempt to position  [Read More…]

Google’s Back to School sale kicks off with discounts on the Pixel 2 XL, Pixelbook

Google has joined the ranks of the companies offering discounts for Back to School. The company is currently offering a range of deals including some of its top products.

So if you order now, you’ll be able to get the Pixel 2 XL with $ 100 off. Which means that throughout the promo period the 64GB version of the phone will cost $ 749, while the 128GB model will take you back with $ 849. What’s more, Google will also  [Read More…]

Get Google’s Digital Wellbeing in your app drawer with Pixel Shortcuts

No, this won’t magically let you get Digital Wellbeing on a non-Pie phone.

Without a doubt, one of our most beloved features of Android Pie is Google’s new Digital Wellbeing platform. The data and tools it provides really do help to make a difference in the way you use your phone, but as well as it works, its current implementation is a bit wonky.

After signing up for the beta on your Pie-powered phone and downloading Digital  [Read More…]

Everything you wanted to know about Google’s Advanced Protection Program

For some people, two-factor authentication just isn’t enough.

Google takes account security very seriously. You may be giving up more of your privacy than you like by using Google services and hardware, but that’s not the same thing as account security — and Google takes some pretty big steps to keep unauthorized users out of your account. The company also has some tools and policies designed to keep you from letting an unauthorized user in, like Chrome blocking  [Read More…]

Interview: Google’s EK Chung on Android 9 Pie design, simplicity and digital wellbeing

With version 9, Android takes a big step forward in user-focused design.

At first glance, Android 9 Pie looks very similar to Oreo — particularly to the casual observer. While it’s true that Google didn’t redefine the phone interface paradigm or introduce one huge category-defining feature with Pie, this release marks a considerable change in the overall experience of using Android. The change comes from a countless number of thoughtful design and user experience decisions to focus  [Read More…]

Google’s first Smart Display from Lenovo goes on sale July 27

Available at Amazon, Costco, Walmart, Best Buy, and Lenovo.

Back at CES 2018, we got our very first look at Google’s alternative to the Amazon Echo Show — Smart Displays. There are a number of these coming out from LG, JBL, and Sony, but the first to go on sale is from Lenovo and is launching in stores tomorrow, July 27.

There are two Lenovo Smart Displays to choose from, including an 8-inch and 10.1-inch model. Aside  [Read More…]

Google’s Fuchsia OS may replace Android in 5 years [Update]

The end goal is to have Fuchsia on phones, computers, smart speakers, and more.

Updated 2:05 PM ET: Shortly after this report came to light, Google issued a statement to CNET saying that it’s inaccurate and that the company doesn’t have any plans to release products with the operating system over the next three to five years. Even if Google is planning on a release then, confirming that it might replace Android in half a decade wouldn’t be  [Read More…]